Enoc's jet fuel pipeline to Dubai's Al Maktoum Airport 20% complete
The under-construction project will open in Q1 2020, in time for Expo 2020 Dubai
UAE energy giant Enoc Group’s under-construction jet fuel pipeline to Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) is 20% complete and on track to open in 2020. The 16.2km pipeline will link Enoc Group’s storage terminals in Jebel Ali to DWC in Dubai South.
At the ongoing Wetex 2018 exhibition at Dubai World Trade Centre, Enoc Group confirmed that the project would commence operations in Q1 2020, in time for the Expo 2020 Dubai event that will be held in the vicinity.
Upon completion, the pipeline will carry 2,000m3 of jet fuel per hour to DWC, which is billed as the world’s largest aviation facility. The pipeline will fulfil Dubai Airports’ jet fuel demand up to 2050, and will feature technological features such as a leak detection system, complete automation control, and items for quality control.
Commenting on the development, HE Saif Humaid Al Falasi, group chief executive officer of Enoc, said: “The jet fuel pipeline connecting to Al Maktoum International Airport is one project that reiterates our commitment to elevate our country’s key infrastructure. When completed, the pipeline will support the air traffic of more than 20 million tourists expected to visit Expo 2020 Dubai.”
This March, Dubai-based Albanna Engineering was awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction contract by Horizon Terminals, a subsidiary of Enoc Group, for the project.
Enoc Group currently delivers jet fuel to Dubai International Airport (DXB) through two jet fuel pipelines. DWC is anticipated to become the world’s largest aviation facility with a capacity of 220 million passengers and 16 million tonnes of cargo per year. The jet fuel pipeline’s extension is expected to serve “as a significant part of the supporting infrastructure”, as Dubai Media Office reported.
Royal Jordanian and Wizzair are among the airlines that currently operate out of DWC. The southern runway at DXB will undergo resurfacing and ground lighting replacement work between 16 April and 30 May 2019, during which Flydubai will move some of its flights to DWC.